WSJ Magazine Dinner at the New York Edition Hotel
I had the pleasure of attending a beautiful dinner last evening to celebrate the May 2015 Style and Design issue of the WSJ. Magazine at the brand new Edition Hotel in New York. It was a perfect combination of style and design in a wonderfully chic setting. I have stayed at the Edition hotels in London, and Miami so it’s a treat to finally have one in town. A second Edition is slated for Times Square in 2017 and another is set to open in West Hollywood soon.
The Edition Hotel is designed by Ian Schrager in collaboration with Marriott Hotels and just opened yesterday too. Mr. Schrager is interviewed in the WSJ. Magazine as well. It occupies the old Metropolitan Life Insurance Company headquarters in the 41-story clock tower across from Madison Square Park. The design was inspired by old private clubs, Gilded Age mansions and Stanford White’s architectural masterpieces in New York.
According to the website, “the New York EDITION will feature 273 guest rooms and suites with spectacular views of the city as well as a 2,900 square foot restaurant, located on the landmarked second floor and outfitted with mahogany wood paneled walls and specially curated art. The hotel will offer approximately 2,100 square feet of versatile meeting and event space, an intimate lobby bar; and a 1,650 square foot state-of-the-art fitness center and spa located on the 39th floor.”
The design stays true to the Edition’s neutral palette and sleek guest rooms and public spaces but it’s the second floor restaurant where we had dinner that steals the show. The walls are lined with famous framed photographs mostly in black and white but with a few color photos thrown in for good measure. It really makes me want to follow through with my plan to hang photos like this in my bathroom that I wrote about in the post Artful Arrangements. The restaurant is run “by London’s hottest young chef, Jason Atherton” and I can attest that the food is just as wonderful as the design.
Big thanks to the WSJ. Magazine and the new Edition Hotel for a lovely evening and a wonderful peek into the new space. I have a feeling it’s going to be one of my new favorite places in the city.
Ian Schrager with WSJ. Magazine editor in chief Kristina O’Neill and WSJ. Magazine publisher Anthony Cenname.